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Full Time Access Services Supervisor - PM, Noreen Reale Falcone Library

Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Rd, Syracuse, NY 13214

The Noreen Reale Falcone Library at Le Moyne College seeks a full time Access Services Supervisor to join our team.  This position assure high-quality customer service in support of scholarly content and research information to all members of the college community through the hiring, training, and evaluation of the department’s student assistants and through the provision of Interlibrary Loan services.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Thursday, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM  
Friday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Note: Work schedule will vary during breaks and holidays when the library closes earlier.

Required Skills/Education:

To apply, visit

Posted 3/11

Full Time Access Services Supervisor - AM, Noreen Reale Falcone Library

Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Rd, Syracuse, NY 13214

The Noreen Reale Falcone Library at Le Moyne College seeks a full time Access Services Supervisor to join our team.  This position assure high-quality customer service in support of scholarly content and research information to all members of the college community through the hiring, training, and evaluation of the department’s student assistants and through the provision of Interlibrary Loan services.

Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Required Skills/Education:

To apply, visit

Posted 3/11

Youth Services and Communications Librarian, Town of Pelham Public Library

The Town of Pelham Public Library seeks a talented Youth Services and Communications Librarian to join our staff.
We are seeking qualified applicants for this Librarian 1 position. For qualification please see Education and Other Requirements below. Further information about the job can also be found below.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three library-related writing samples including a press release and social media posts no later than March 31, 2020 to:
Attn: Personnel Committee
Subject Line: Youth Services and Communications Librarian Applicant

Job Description
Position Title: Youth Services and Communications Librarian
Civil Service Status:
Competitive Class: Librarian I
Probationary appointment for 1 year
Open to Westchester and non-Westchester residents who satisfy the Westchester civil service minimum qualifications
Direct Supervisors: Managing Librarian and Library Director
Department: Reference/Public Services and Administration
Supervises: May act as the Head of Building in the Director’s absence.
Salary: Starting $50,000

Job Summary
• This position is an integral part of both the Library team and the Reference Service staff. It is responsible for providing excellent day-to-day reference/readers’ advisory to both adults and children. The Youth Services Librarian handles all aspects of services to children and teens including developing the children’s/young adult collections and organizing or conducting children’s and teen programming and outreach. Working under the direction of the Managing Librarian, the Youth Services Librarian will develop the collections, maintain budgets and standing order plans, organize and assist in the promotion of programs and assist patrons’ informational and recreational reading needs.
• The Communications role, working under the direction of the Library Director, is responsible for all Library communications including website copy, calendar updates, monthly Newsletter and eBlasts, publicity and social media.

Essential Duties:
Reference, Readers Advisory and other Public Service
• Assist patrons in using the computers including teaching them to use the on-line library catalog, reference databases, digital materials and other library and/or office software and social media;
• Place title holds; Reader’s book advisory; help students find materials for school assignments; assist patrons in using the WLS databases; place Inter Library Loans (ILL) for materials not found in WLS; answer inquiries in person, over the telephone and by e-mail;
• Troubleshoot computers and other devices including library peripherals or patron’s personal devices as it relates to Library applications; and
• Help patrons use a range of library materials.

Programming and Outreach
• Research, select, schedule, develop, promote, coordinate and facilitate programs for youth, and work or liaise with community groups and/or schools when appropriate; and
• Help identify and develop programs/services for underserved populations.

Collection Development
• Stay current and review Library journals and select new materials across all media: Books, Film, Serials;
• Manage (young adult and teen budget and Standing Order Plans (SOPs);
• Regularly de-select Library materials using professional methodology; and
• With other YS Librarian, responsible for entire children/teen areas including but not limited to onsite displays, equipment, furniture, materials and the children or YA portion of the Library’s website and keeping the program room and supplies neat and organized at all times.

• Write and input and post calendar listings and stories to website in a timely manner;
• Maintain and update copy throughout ToPPL website;
• Write and deploy monthly eNewsletter and, as needed, additional eBlasts;
• Maintain and grow email lists and provide monthly metrics;
• Write publicity for programs, including press releases, Annual Report, etc. and disseminate to various groups when appropriate; and
• Strategize outreach on social media platforms, and organize, coordinate or write staff posts;
• Partner with staff and Library Board on all communications.

Job Requirements
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with staff and community as well as establish and maintain good working relations;
• Ability to prioritize work activities;
• Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position;
• Conduct oneself with tact and courtesy; and
• Maintain a clean and organized work space

Preferred Experience: Experience working in a library, with the public and with writing for the public (i.e., communications based experience). Proven problem-solving skills. Excellent writing skills and knowledge of AP style.
Education Requirements: Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited program

Other Requirements

Location: 530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham, NY
Job Type: Full-time, 35 hours per week
About The Town of Pelham Public Library
The Town of Pelham Public Library serves the information, educational, and cultural needs of the residents of the Town of Pelham, which comprises the Villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor in southern Westchester County. The Library supports the principles of intellectual freedom and the public’s right to know by providing access to information, collections and services that reflect diverse points of view. For more information, please visit
Library Information
The Town of Pelham Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Prepared: March 4, 2020

Posted 3/10

Library Director, Maxwell Memorial Library

14 Genesee Street, Camillus, NY 13031 Phone: (315) 672-3661
Web: E-mail:

Job Title: Library Director
Job Category: Full-Time Salaried
Pay Range: To be negotiated with Library Board of Trustees
Job Description: The Library Director is hired by the Board of Trustees to manage the library in a manner consistent with established policies and regulation of the New York State Department of Education.
Benefits: The Library Director is eligible for the following paid leaves: 20 days of vacation, library holidays and 3 days of personal leave. All employees are eligible for the following paid leaves annually: 1 week of sick leave, 3 days of jury service, and 3 days of bereavement leave, based on the number of hours normally worked in a week. These benefits and other forms of leave are described fully in the Employee Handbook.

The Library director has the following duties:

The successful applicant will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and previous experience as a librarian in a public library including supervisory
14 Genesee Street, Camillus, NY 13031 Phone: (315) 672-3661
Web: E-mail:
experience. Experience with computer technology and electronic resources are required.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Fundraising and grant writing
experience are a plus.

This is a full-time (35 hours/week), salaried position requiring the director to adapt to a flexible
work schedule for events, programs, and meetings that involve some evening and weekends.
Salary level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references electronically to . Review of applications will begin March 23.

Posted 3/10

Library Director, Pulaski Public Library

The Pulaski Public Library is looking for a dedicated and patron focused individual for the permanent position of Library Director. Pulaski is a community centrally located between Watertown and Syracuse, NY and within five miles of the eastern shore of Lake Ontario.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and has the primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. This position has a particular emphasis on patron and community service, and, among other duties, will include the following:

•    Administering Board policies and making policy recommendations to the Board
•    Preparing the budget
•    Supervising, hiring, and evaluating personnel as well as training staff and volunteers
•    Accountability for promoting and evaluating activities, programs and services
•    Reviewing and approving selection of all materials for purchase
•    Participating in professional meetings, classes, conferences and workshops
•    Working with elected and school officials as well as civic organizations to promote public relations and community outreach
•    Grant writing

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, Associate’s degree preferred. Applicants should have experience in public and customer service. The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, strong technology skills and an appreciation for the importance of public library service in a small community.
The position begins April 1, 2020 and is based on a 35 hour work week with nights and weekends as needed. Compensation will range between $16-$18 per hour based on experience. Benefits include NYS Retirement and medical insurance. Vacation and sick days as well as paid holidays are available. A background check will be conducted.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three current references to:
Mr. Roy Randall, Library Board President
4917 N. Jefferson Street
Pulaski, NY 13142

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled.

Posted 3/10

Full Time Clerk, Great Neck Library

Station Branch
26 Great Neck Road

Required Skills:
Display enthusiasm while working with the public.
Perform basic keyboarding skills and have the ability to use
computer programs for circulation functions.  
Knowledge of Sierra a plus.  Shelving experience.  
Work independently, accurately, and with attention to detail.
Able to respond to direction given by a supervisor.
Customer service experience is preferred.  

Full Time – 35 hours per week
Includes some evenings and weekends

Starting Salary:
$32,680+ with experience
Plus full benefits package.

Reply with cover letter, resume and references
no later than March 13, 2020 to:

Great Neck Library
No Phones Calls Please.

The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 3/4

Adjunct Catalog Librarian, Swirbul Library, Adelphi University

The Adelphi University Libraries is seeking an enthusiastic and detailed-oriented Adjunct Catalog Librarian to assist in the daily operations of the Catalog and Metadata Strategies unit on the Garden City campus (Swirbul Library). The position is available immediately; up to 20 hours a week during the hours of 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

• Engaging in original and complex copy cataloging, cataloging for special collections materials, general catalog maintenance, the application of metadata for our institutional repositories (Esploro by Ex Libris), and general assistance to the Catalog and Metadata Strategies Librarian and the Catalog and Metadata Strategies unit.
• Keeping abreast of emerging trends, innovations and best practices affecting library systems, catalogs and metadata standards.
• The Adjunct Catalog Librarian works closely with the Catalog and Metadata Strategies unit staff and the rest of the staff in Technical Services in a collaborative environment to efficiently prepare and distribute materials for student and faculty success.

• MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library science graduate program is required.
• Recent graduates interested in working in a mentoring environment are encouraged to apply.
• Familiarity with bibliographic and metadata standards, schemas, and tools such as RDA, OCLC Connexion, LC Classification, LCSH, Dublin Core, and MARC21 is required.
• Knowledge of integrated library systems and discovery layers, preferably Ex Libris's Alma and Primo, and institutional repositories, preferably Esploro by Ex Libris is preferred.
• Ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of faculty, students and staff is required.

• Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references.
• References names, addresses and phone numbers should be sent to: James Cho, Assistant Professor, at
• Applications must be submitted on Adelphi's website only.

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research and teaching university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.

To apply, visit

Posted 3/2

Pharmacy Librarian, UConn

Rank: Librarian 1 or Librarian 2
School: School of Pharmacy
The UConn School of Pharmacy seeks a Pharmacy Librarian to serve as a central partner in supporting and advancing research, teaching, and learning for School of Pharmacy students, faculty, and staff. Founded in 1925 as the Connecticut College of Pharmacy, the UConn School of Pharmacy enrolled 492 students in 2019 and has 42 full time faculty. The School of Pharmacy offers undergraduate (BS in Pharmacy Studies) and graduate (Pharm.D./Ph.D) degree programs.
The Pharmacy Librarian will be headquartered in the School of Pharmacy Library, housed in the Pharmacy and Biology Building, and will report to the Business Manager of the School of Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Librarian will also work closely with UConn Library colleagues on the Storrs campus and will engage with and participate in UConn Library committees and workflows in the UConn Library’s Academic Engagement area.
The successful candidate will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and exemplifies the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.
Pharmacy Librarian Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Serves as the librarian to the School of Pharmacy, supporting and advancing evidence-based practice in research, teaching, and learning for School of Pharmacy undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff.
• Manages and oversees the School of Pharmacy Library, including:
o Supervision of School of Pharmacy Library student workers to staff the School of Pharmacy Library.
o School of Pharmacy Library space management, including the coordination of the School of Pharmacy Library facilities, in collaboration with colleagues in the School of Pharmacy.
• Engages in outreach to the School of Pharmacy community and the wider UConn community, continuing to integrate the School of Pharmacy Library into curricular and co-curricular efforts.
• Offers research and instructional services to the School of Pharmacy, including information literacy instruction in the pharmaceutical sciences and in-depth research consultations.
• Offers research support for and collaborates on systematic reviews, meta-analysis, grants, and a wide range of research and scholarly efforts.
• Engages in collection development, management, and assessment; coordinating and collaborating with UConn Library colleagues.
• Engages with scholarly communication in the pharmaceutical sciences, in areas including but not limited to open access, OER, author rights, research impact and metrics, and data management.
• Engages in collection management at the School of Pharmacy Library, coordinating and collaborating with colleagues in the UConn Library.
• Supports School of Pharmacy students in the development of study and research skills in areas such as citation management.
• Curates the School of Pharmacy history artifact collections.
• Engages in professional development and continuing education and is active in professional associations related to the work of the position, such as the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and other organizations.
• Participates on staff committees and project-based efforts in the School of Pharmacy and the UConn Library.
• May serve as a subject specialist to a health sciences discipline outside of the School of Pharmacy.
• May engage in teaching semester-long or other courses for the School of Pharmacy.

Shared Expectations for UConn Library Student Supervisors
1. Hires, schedules, trains, and supervises student employees.
2. Determines work assignments and provides feedback to each student employee.
3. Approves student timecards and resolves time reporting and/or student payroll issues in a timely manner.
4. Manages student employment budget, providing allocation requests and ensuring student payroll expenditures remain within approved budget.
5. Maintains current student employee personnel records.
6. Adheres to the policies and procedures as outlined in the UConn Library Student Employee Handbook and the UConn Student Employment Guide.

Shared Expectations for All Staff
1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to School of Pharmacy and UConn Library priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation.
2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
3. Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends and developments related to professional and positional responsibilities.
4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut.
5. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 1:
1. Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program (or international equivalent).
2. Knowledge of pharmaceutical or health sciences. For example, knowledge of health sciences might include working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, knowledge of medical terminology, and/or knowledge or experience in medical librarianship.
3. Knowledge of research and information resources in the pharmaceutical or health sciences.
4. Strong collaboration, oral and written communication, interpersonal, and creative problem solving skills.
5. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team-based environment and be flexible in approach to problem solving and recommending, implementing, and supporting solutions.
6. Demonstrated organizational skills coupled with flexibility and the ability to shift seamlessly between multiple simultaneous priorities.
7. Knowledge of principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
8. Demonstrated ability to actively engage with stakeholders through outreach and networking.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 2:
1. Minimum of three years related professional experience.
2. Demonstrated ability to maintain active engagement in professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.

Preferred Qualifications for both Appointments:
1. Experience supervising students.
2. Experience working in an academic or pharmaceutical library.
3. Experience with budget management.
4. Experience with instructional design.

Employment at UConn and Appointment Terms
UConn is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. A tradition of coaching winning athletes makes UConn a standout in Division l sports and fuels our academic spirit. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.
The main 4,400-acre campus is set in a university town located in the rural heart of Connecticut; approximately a half hour’s drive from Hartford, 90 minutes from Boston, and 3 hours from New York. Storrs offers New England village charm, with outstanding recreational facilities and open space initiatives, farm to table agricultural communities, and excellent public schools.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top public research universities.
UConn’s faculty and staff are a critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
This is a full-time position based in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494340 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by March 29, 2020.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on March 29, 2020.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Posted 3/2

Dean for Barnard Libraries and Academic Information Services, Barnard College

New York, NY

Barnard College seeks an innovative and thoughtful leader as its next Dean for Barnard Libraries and Academic Information Services (BLAIS). Reporting directly to the Provost and Dean of Faculty, the Dean provides intellectual, strategic, operational, and visionary leadership for the Library in alignment with Barnard’s vision, mission and strategic goals. Housed in the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning, and integral to the activities of the building’s Academic Centers, the Dean will join an extraordinary team of scholars engaged in innovative research and transformative teaching within Barnard’s distinctive academic culture, which combines the benefits of an outstanding liberal education with the opportunities of a major research university.

The Dean of BLAIS provides leadership for an interdisciplinary, collaborative space of intellectual discovery, cutting edge research and transformative teaching. The Dean will develop, articulate, and bring to life a vision for the Library’s future in support of the College’s mission; provide inspired leadership to a highly professional, collaborative, committed and service-focused team; support, advocate for and provide access to resources for research, teaching, and learning for faculty and students; and guide the continuing evolution and implementation of new technology and services that enhance the library’s digital and physical presence.  

The relationship with the Columbia University Libraries is integral to BLAIS, as it continues to serve as a point of intersection between the two institutions. The Dean maintains a collaborative relationship with the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian of Columbia and also serves on the Columbia University Library System (CUL) Executive Committee.

The opening of the Milstein Center in 2018 has created a distinctive locus of community and intellectual collaboration. The Dean will join BLAIS at an exciting time of growth and will help chart its future course in developing a strategy to encourage integration and collaboration between and among the Library and the Academic Centers to support and enhance the evolving needs of researchers, educators, students, users, and innovators.

Key opportunities for the incoming Dean are as follows:
•    In the central roles of educator and scholar, facilitator and leader, helps to guide, articulate, and implement Barnard’s vision for innovative pedagogy, engaged learning, and meaningful research.
•    Directs the recruitment, development, and retention of the diverse and motivated team, and must have the ability to manage a complex and nuanced organizational structure with skill and respect.
•    Nurtures a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and access, and builds and leads a high-performing team with an emphasis on creativity, empowerment, and professional growth.  
•    Fosters excellence and achievement in collections strategy and development, in the development and implementation of technology and media, and in innovative teaching, learning, and digital scholarship.
•    Brings experience in space optimization, allocation and use to help nurture and evolve the Milstein Center as a welcoming, accessible place of intellectual inquiry and support
•    Plays an integral role in working with BLAIS academic and administrative partners in the Columbia University network and in the wider academic community.
•    Seeks out opportunities to forge strong relationships and engage in active collaboration, information sharing, support, and shared responsibility.
•    Represents Barnard at local, state, national, and international levels, and actively contributes to the profession through their participation.

Additional background requirements:
•    An ALA-accredited graduate degree in library or information science and/or advanced degree in academic discipline is required.
•    Minimum of 10 years’ progressive administrative leadership experience, including significant management and supervisory responsibilities in an academic or research library.
•    Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence, and an ability to connect with others and cultivate relationships based on mutual trust and respect, collegiality, and kindness is required.

The full position profile can be found here. Barnard College has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this search. Please submit applications, expressions of interest, and nominations to Amy Sugin, Beth Schaefer and Malissa Brennan here.

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Posted 3/2

Civil Service Examination: Library Associate, Troy Public Library

This examination is being held to establish an eligible list and fill future vacancies for the Troy Public Library.

Minimum Qualifications:

Last Date for Filing: March 27, 2020 (Applications must be submitted or postmarked by the last date for filing.)  For further information including salary and how to apply, please see the Troy Civil Service Exam Announcement.

Posted 3/1

Library Director, Dover Plains Library

The Dover Plains Library in Dutchess County, NY is seeking an innovative, motivated andresourceful Director to oversee the administration of Library operations.  Candidates need excellent communication and customer service skills and are expected to maintain positiverelationships with the public community organizations, Town officials and the Library Board andStaff.  You should be open to new and creative ideas that can benefit and engage ourcommunity, as well as embrace current practices successfully in place such as our Non-Dewey cataloging system for our non-fiction collection and maintaining a Little Free Library at a shelteralong the Appalachian Trail. 

MLS required,  Must be organized and detail oriented.  Minimum 2 years experience in a library or other customer oriented establishment.  Must hold or be eligibleto obtain NY State Public Librarian Certification. 

Starting salary is $50,000 and may be negotiable depending upon experience.  Health Insurance is available. 

Please submit coverletter and resume as well as 3 business references to ​​ with “Director Position” in the subject line no later than March 17, 2020

Posted 2/28

Youth Services Librarian (part-time), Village of Cooperstown Library

Summary Description:  The Youth Services Librarian is an active member of the Village Library of Cooperstown team, and reports to the Library Director.  This is a part-time position (21-24 hours per week) that oversees all children and young adult services, and performs support activities for related library operations.

Primary Duties:
•    coordinate children and young adult programs including weekly story hour and summer reading program
•    in coordination with Library Director, work with the Friends of the Library program committee on youth related projects
•    choose library materials for children and young adult sections
•    assist in management of checkout desks
•    provide general and reference assistance to library patrons
•    perform routine library services as may be needed

Secondary Duties:  
•    enlists aid from library volunteers as may be needed
•    assist the library director as may be needed

•    demonstrated experience working with children and children's programs
•    high school graduate, college preferred
•    experience in a library environment
•    must pass civil service exam

Salary Range:  $14.00 to $16.00 per hour, based on qualifications

David Kent, Library Director
Village Library of Cooperstown
22 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Posted 2/27

Community Library Manager/Assistant Community Library Manager, Queens Public Library

Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service.  We transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of offering pioneering programs and services to the most diverse county in the United States.  Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 65 locations.

Major Duties:
•    The Community Library Manager and Assistant Manager, have overall responsibility for the leadership of staff, including the timely and objective feedback of performance and fostering the staff development/learning.
•    Provides exceptional public service to all age levels.
•    Direct supervisor of the Customer Service Supervisor and Librarians.
•    The Community Library Manager, manages the library including materials selection, programming, physical maintenance, reports, etc. (Handled by the Assistant Manager in the Managers absence).
•    Prepares reports and statistics.
•    Performs other duties as required.
•    Schedule will include some Saturdays and evenings.

Key Competencies:
•    Leadership, initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service.

•    Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
•    New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate required.
•    A minimum of one year of managerial experience including the management of full-time librarian staff.
•    Two years of post-MLS experience is required.
•    A minimum of one year of librarian experience.
•    Must have demonstrated knowledge of library policies and procedures.

What we offer: Excellent salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation, and more. Relocation incentives available. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful.  Find out more at

To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to and include the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.  

Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 2/26

Librarian  I – Full Time (35hr/wk), Niagara Falls Public Library, NY

Passionate about the future of libraries? Passionate about our Niagara Falls community? Looking to make a difference in the world? This might be the job for you.

The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking a talented professional to serve as a Librarian 1. Provides library service to visitors of all ages, prepares for and conducts teen programs; assists in maintaining collections; promotes the use of library materials (both physical and online) and services; perform outreach to community agencies as needed.

Minimum qualifications are:

Desirable  qualification:

Classification: Librarian I – Civil Service

This is a Training & Experience Rated exam. To be eligible for examination, candidates must have been legal residents of Niagara County or Erie County for a period of at least one (1) year immediately preceding the last date for filing for the exam.

Candidates must submit verifiable proof of MLS to demonstrate minimum qualifications (transcripts or copy of degree) upon hire.

Candidates who already possess a NYS Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate must provide copy of Certificate or number of Certificate and date issued.


Hiring  salary for this full-time position is $37,819.60  per annum with stellar benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation, personal days and sick leave.  The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling 35 hours per week.

To apply please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to:
Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS  to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Executive Library Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

Review of applicants will begin March 27, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Upcoming MLIS grads are encouraged to apply.

The Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) is composed of two branches, the Main Branch on Main Street and the second branch in Lasalle area to serve all Niagara Falls citizens. NFPL ensures the public's right to free access, participates as the Central Library in economical resource sharing through the Nioga Library System, and promotes professional library services while fostering partnerships with all 22 Nioga member libraries, local government, and other community organizations.

Posted 2/26

Part-time Library Technician, Quogue Library

QUOGUE LIBRARY                    
Quogue, NY  11959


•    Must have Sierra knowledge
•    Compile statistics for circulation, programs and computer usage
•    Continually train staff on Sierra updates/changes
•    Familiar with PALS
•    Customer service focused: warm, friendly, helpful, courteous & energetic with a can-do, positive attitude
•    Knowledge of and comfort with computer technology, mobile and hand-held devices and familiarity with social media
•    Work circulation  
•    Assist with QLS
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Order Supplies
•    Responsible for assigning shelf reading to staff
•    Assist with Press Releases to local newspapers
•    Assist Director with NYS Annual Report
•    Detail oriented
•    Establish positive working relationships with coworkers, library users, community organizations as well as acting as liaison for library services
•    Assist with programming, fresh ideas always welcome.
•    Ability to work independently
•    E-Tapestry knowledge a plus, but not mandatory
•    Misc. projects

HOURS:  25 hours a week
Plus 3 Sundays a month                        

STARTING SALARY:  Salary compensation based on experience - starting at $22.00
Also offer vacation/sick time and Fidelity Simple Ira

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume by March 28, 2020.

Contact Person: Susan McKenna, Director of Operations

Posted 2/26

Library Director, Millbrook Library

The Millbrook Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. The Library is an active community center serving a vibrant, rural community. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Library operations.

Minimum Qualifications: Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program preferred and 3 years of progressively responsible library administrative experience. Experience should include a broad background in management, administration/human resources, operations, fundraising and finance, as well as knowledge of library services, operations and collections.
Salary: $50,000+ commensurate with experience and benefits.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references no later than March 18, 2020 to:
Attn: Personnel Committee

Posted 2/26

Access Services Librarian – Instructor, Assistant, or Associate Professor (Substitute), Bronx Community College

Job ID: 21708

Location: Bronx Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Bronx Community College Library seeks a Substitute Instructor, Assistant, or Associate Professor to serve as Access Services Librarian during the Spring 2020 semester. The Librarian supports the college library by providing oversight of Access Services staff and activities, advancing support for student access and success in utilizing BCC library information resources and services. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Access Services Librarian joins a team of librarians and staff providing students and faculty with support for access to and use of library information resources and services. Position involves direct oversight of a team of highly motivated and dedicated staff professionals and student employees that is responsible for delivering quality services related to circulation, reserves, inter-/intra-library loan, resources sharing, technology support, and directional assistance. S/he will guide area procedures and policies, personnel oversight including hiring/training/evaluation/professional development, and reporting of metrics. The Access Services Librarian will also participate with fellow Library faculty and staff in providing traditional and virtual reference and research assistance and in the shared collection development activities. Evening and weekend hours required.

Librarians within the City University of New York take active faculty roles, serving on committees and engaging in scholarly research and publication and perform other duties as assigned. Continuous updating of knowledge and skills is required. All appointments are subject to financial availability. The position is set to begin immediately and is a substitute appointment of limited duration.


All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

For appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

• A second graduate degree
• Experience in an academic, research, or large public library
• Knowledge of technologies, trends, and issues in contemporary library access services
• Familiarity with the integrated library systems, MS Office, and scanning technologies
• Knowledge of basic cataloging skills
• Knowledge of web-based access service add-ons/platforms (e.g. SpringShare, OCLC’s ILLiad)
• Experience with managing teams and fair delegation
• Experience working on department/library/college committees
• Experience with providing reference services
• Demonstrated success with scholarly research and publication process
• Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
• Experience developing collaborative working relationships
• Commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services
• Evidence of teamwork, creativity, initiative, and flexibility


Instructor: $45,261 - $68,014
Assistant Professor: $49,253 - $85,162
Associate Professor: $63,874 - $101,572

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID#21708 or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests. Please note: If you have applied to JOB ID# 20765, you must reapply to the above JOB ID# to be considered.

CLOSING DATE: March 4, 2020


CUNY Job Posting: Faculty


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Posted 2/21

Library Director, Clifton Springs Library

Clifton Springs Library
4 Railroad Avenue
Clifton Springs, New York 14432

Job Title: Library Director

Reports to: Board of Trustees Date: 2/21/2020 Scope Responsible for all library operations including supervising library staff and volunteers, managing an operating budget of $260,000, collection development, and maintenance of the library’s facilities.

Essential Duties

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.

Education and Experience
MLS degree from an ALA accredited school of Library and Information Science and four or more years of relevant professional public library experience; or
An equivalent combination of training, education, and experience including two years of supervisory/administrative experience.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits
This is a full-time position. Salary range $46,000 - $49,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include vacation, sick time, holiday days; Paid Family Leave; Employee Assistance Program; and many opportunities for Continuing Education.

To Apply
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to The position will remain open until filled; priority will be given to applications received by March 15, 2020.

About the Clifton Springs Library
The Clifton Springs Library serves the Village of Clifton Springs as well as parts of the Town of Manchester and the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District. Our 5000 square foot facility incorporates a late nineteenth century passenger train station. We house more than 16,500 print materials and 3,450 audio visual items. There are 5 public-access computers and free Wifi available throughout the building. In 2019 the library welcomed 30,000 visitors, circulated more than 38,000 items, and hosted 543 programs for all ages.

Posted 2/21

Reference Librarian-Coordinator of Health Sciences, Utica College

Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a Reference Librarian-Coordinator of Health Sciences in the Library. The Health Studies Librarian is a member of the team of academic librarians who, as liaisons to student and faculty, provide a range of reference services, course-related library instruction, research assistance, and collection development in support of Utica College academic programs. The Health Studies Librarian serves as the liaison to programs within the School of Health Professions and Education, including Health Care Administration, Health Care Management, Health Studies, Joint Health Professions, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The Health Studies Librarian provides reference and information services during on-call and scheduled hours; weekend and evening reference service is required. This position is part of the agreement between AAUP-UC (unionized)
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background,  perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.  At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.

Primary responsibilities include:

A. Coordinates library services and instruction to the Health Studies areas primarily in the School of Health Professions and Education.
B. Participates in ongoing evaluation of electronic collections pertaining to Health Studies and their use. Consults review resources and faculty members to determine appropriateness of acquiring, replacing or discarding Health Studies resources. Acts as liaison to faculty and orders materials for Health Studies.
Recommends additional resources to support new courses or programs.
C. Assists in teaching users research skills necessary for lifelong learning. Participates with other librarians in teaching library research and orientation classes. Creates and maintains online tutorials and research guides (including LibGuides) to support outreach and instructional initiatives. Continually increases teaching effectiveness by formal or informal education in instruction techniques. Establishes strong relationships with teaching faculty to coordinate library instruction with curriculum.
D. Participates with other librarians in workflow analysis and collecting statistics needed to evaluate the efficiency and/or delivery of services to users. Designs and administers quantitative and qualitative assessments and makes recommendations for improvements or for allocating personnel resources.
E. Applies expertise to benefit the institution, department, profession, and community, including service on departmental and college committees or projects outside the librarian’s normal role, and through activities within professional and scholarly organizations. Maintains professional collegial contact with counterparts in other institutions; actively participates in the life of the college.
F. Demonstrates and maintains a record of continued growth in professional and creative achievement in keeping with the standards of academic librarianship and current developments in the field. Is involved in and demonstrates leadership in college activities and professional library organizations. Independently and actively seeks out and develops needed library projects, seeing projects through to completion.
G. Takes an active role in the development of the department’s strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success.
H. Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.
I. Performs other related duties as assigned and/or as required by circumstance.


MLS from an ALA-accredited program; 2 years professional academic library experience required; knowledge/background in the area of health studies and familiarity with health studies materials and electronic resources; Second master’s degree in relevant field highly desirable.

Utica College:

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.  

Application Information:
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link:

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link:
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.  

Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.

Posted 2/21

Part-Time Librarian I / Librarian Trainee, Sachem Public Library

Teen Services (17.5 hours)
Sachem Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, creative, and service-oriented teen librarian with strong interpersonal skills to join our Teen Services Department.

Job Duties:


To be considered for this position, please send, email or fax your resume and cover letter no later than Monday, February 24, 2020:
Laura Panter, Head of Teen Services
Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, New York 11741
Fax: (631) 588-3475
Sachem Public Library 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 | 631-588-5024 |

Posted 2-17

Library Media Science – Middle School Level, Spackenkill Union Free School Distrcit

DATE OF OPENING: September 2020

1. NYS Education Department Certification required Library Media Specialist K-12.
2. Master’s degree.
3. Demonstrable effective teaching skills.
4. Evidence of excellent background and knowledge.
5. Outstanding preparation and/or experience may be substituted for some of the above

Middle School Level, probationary position, must hold NYS certification as a Library Media Specialist to
be considered. Candidates for this grade 6-8 middle school position should be an
innovative collaborator who is experienced and skilled in literacy and young adult literature,
technology, research and library collection development. Our middle school is a student-focused,
supportive and achievement-driven environment for both students and staff. The candidate should
expect mentorship and added resources to ensure the continued success and growth of our library
programs and collection.
The successful candidate will be expected to implement the curriculum for the appropriate position for the
Spackenkill Union Free School District and to perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned under
contract agreement.

Based on training and experience according to the current salary schedule and negotiated by the
Spackenkill Teachers Association.

Please upload a letter of interest, current resume, 3 letters of recommendations, all levels of college
transcripts and copy of NYS certification to the OLAS website. Please also go to our website
at to complete a professional application and OSPRA 102 form. Return
only these two documents by mail.
Mrs. Deirdre A. Caamano, Human Resources
Spackenkill District Office
15 Croft Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Deadline: February 22, 2020

Posted 2-17

Librarian I – Full Time, Albany Public Library

Youth Services – Washington Avenue Branch

Continuous Recruitment

General Statement of Duties

Under the supervision of the Head of Central Branches, this position at the Youth Services Washington Avenue Branch focuses on providing library services to children ages 0-12 as well as teens and adults.   

Classification:  Librarian I

Job Description:  Provides library service to children, young adults and adults, including story times and other programs; assists in maintaining the department’s collections; promotes use of library materials and services; performs outreach related to early literacy and library service to children and young adults; prepares reports; keeps informed of professional developments; and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities:  Passion for children’s and young adult literature; familiarity with current library technologies; the ability to perform both independently and as a team member; experience in planning and conducting children’s programming; an energetic approach to outreach to schools, daycares and community partners; excellent communication skills; enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility and a sense of humor. The ideal candidate will have experience in preschool programming and promoting early literacy practices. Creativity, singing or musical instrument ability, and the desire to work in fast-paced urban environment a plus.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications:

Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree* in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.

*Minimum qualifications are in accordance with New York State Education Department Division of Library Development.

To apply for the exam for consideration:

Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its organization.

Posted 2-13

Part-Time/Substitute Reference Librarian, John Jermain Memorial Library

The John Jermain Memorial Library, located in the historic Sag Harbor Business District, seeks applicants for a part-time/substitute librarian to join our reference team.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate and innovate with our forward-thinking staff to promote the library’s mission of service to the community. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: providing research assistance and reader’s advisory, instructing patrons in the use of print and digital resources, and assisting patrons with the use of public access computers and other technologies.
Required skills include curiosity, a passion for reading, flexibility, a collaborative spirit, familiarity with electronic and print resources, and experience working in public service. Candidates must have completed an MLS degree from an accredited institution, and have or be eligible for New York State Librarian Certification. Candidates must be available for evening and weekend hours.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, with the possibility of permanent full-time employment in the future. Please send resume and letter of application to Catherine Creedon, Director at  by February 22, 2020.

John Jermain Memorial Library celebrates diversity, and warmly welcomes applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, gender, age, or disability.

Posted 2-13

PT Teen Room Information Specialist, THE NYACK LIBRARY

Duties include:


Hours: Monday 4-9 and every other Saturday.


Submit resumes & applications to by February 14, 2020

Applications can be obtained at the Circulation Desk or online

Posted 2-13

Librarian or Library Assistant (full-time), RCS Community Library

RCS Community Library is seeking a full-time Librarian or Library Assistant. Primary duties include:

The best candidates for this position will be flexible and collaborative, with a willingness to learn new skills and experiment with new services. The position is FT and offers NYS Retirement System membership and health insurance, and starts at $40,000/yr. (Candidates eligible for appointment as a Library Assistant may be considered for a variant of this position at $35,000/yr.) Typical hours include one evening each week and one Saturday each month. Hiring is governed by Albany County Civil Service. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to by February 21st. References will be requested of candidates selected for interviews. 

Posted 2-13

Shelver, Great Neck Library

For the Main Library
The Great Neck Library seeks a detail-oriented individual to shelve library materials and maintain shelf order.
Must have excellent alphanumeric skills.
In addition to daily shelving tasks, this position will require moving books, using carts, to organize the collection.
Position involves standing, bending and the ability to lift up to 15 lbs.

Starting Salary: $13.00/ Hour
10-20 hrs per week includes Saturdays
Flexible Schedule

Resumes/Applications should be emailed to by February 21, 2020

The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 2-13


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Manages daily operations, performs complex office work,
and conducts special projects related to the activities of youth services.

1. Updates information and databases on Youth Services webpages, blogs, and the
Youth Services section of the Gateway, including electronic versions of
memorandum and database lists.
2. Creates, maintains, and updates email distribution lists for children and YA
3. Creates and moderates youth services kits in SCLS Lending Library.
4. Collects, records, and compiles statistical information.
5. Organizes financial information, creates purchase orders based on YS
Coordinator and YS Consultant orders.
6. Prepares memoranda and other correspondence for electronic and physical
distribution, as generated by the YS Consultant and YS Coordinator.
7. Answers the telephone, answers basic departmental questions and refers
appropriate calls to the YS Consultant or the YS Coordinator.
8. Retrieves, circulates, and maintains requested materials.
9. Plans and executes the annual Performers' Showcase with supervision of YS Coordinator.
10. Maintains the electronic program resource files for the county as well as the Long
Island division of the NYS Performer’s Database.
11. Maintains and adds information supplied by the YS Consultant or YS Coordinator
to the department’s social media sites.
12. Prepares and oversees projects for youth services support staff.

1. Assumes responsibilities for activities of the department in absence of the Coordinator & Consultant.
2. Schedules meetings using online registration software.
3. Creates and organizes materials for events such as the Battle of the Books, Youth Services workshops, symposia, etc.
4. Creates and sends packets for Hospital Program as needed to libraries participating in this monthly visitation program.
5. Maintains and provides access to a review collection of new books from publishers, pertaining to Youth Services.

1. Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.
2. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Publisher, Excel, and Access.
3. Demonstrated working knowledge of the County OPAC and
4. Good knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
5. Good organizational abilities and capable of maintaining and keeping accurate records.
6. Ability to work independently with interruptions and to complete work by a designated deadline.
8. Ability to deal courteously with staff and the public in person or by telephone.
9. Ability to maintain Wordpress, Blogger, or other websites for Battle of the Books, Performer’s Showcase, and Authors Unlimited.

1. Bachelor of Arts or equivalent education.
2. Demonstrated experience with computer hardware and software applications.
3. Any equivalent combination of experience and training sufficient to indicate the ability to complete assigned tasks.

1. Experience in a Youth Services department of a public library.

Minimum starting salary: $32,125

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources Office ( attention: Teri Hatred by 12:00 pm on Friday, February 21, 2020.

Posted 2-13


*This is a provisional Civil Service position, which requires a Civil Service exam before permanent appointment.*

General Statement of Duties:

Under the direction of the Public Information Officer, this position is focused on coordinating and crafting the library’s social media outreach, coordinating information on the website and assisting with digital content creation, and assisting with other promotion and information dissemination efforts as a member of the Public Relations Department.

Job Description: Create content for social media channels and library website to share information; write and edit information about library for website and mobile app; monitor and report on results using analytic tools and make ongoing improvements; engage library users and target potential customers through social media outreach using interactive methods; promote initiatives and maintain library brand; assist in creation of digital content to promote the library on social media and website; collect and analyze social media and website statistics; make recommendations on how to refine messages and dissemination methods; work closely with Public Information Officer to develop digital and social media content to achieve library’s strategic priorities; and assist Public Information Officer with other promotion and information dissemination efforts as needed.

Required Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of principles, techniques, and tools used in public relations, marketing, journalism, communications, and social media outreach; working knowledge of computer software and applications (Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, WordPress, and other web/content creation/social media platforms); working knowledge of desktop publishing, layout, and graphic design for publications and images; skill in writing and editing communications and marketing materials; ability to communicate effectively in a variety of formats; ability to perform independently and as a team member; and good organizational and customer service skills, attention to detail, and awareness of current library trends.

Minimum Qualifications:

(A)   Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, English, or communications and three years full-time paid experience (or its part-time equivalent) in communications, media, public relations, marketing, or a closely related field; OR

(B)   Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s Degree in journalism, English, or communications and five years full-time paid experience (or its part-time equivalent) in communications, media, public relations, marketing, or a closely related field; OR

(C)   Any equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

Work Schedule:          Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with occasional evening/weekend hours. Total of 37.50 hours per week.

Supervisor:                 Public Information Officer

Salary:                         $43,408 with a generous benefit package

Deadline:                    Application review to begin on March 2, 2020

Apply to:                    
Marjorie Reinhart, Human Resources & Finance Manager
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12210

And, please include:

Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its organization.

Posted 2/13

Library Assistant (part-time 20 hr. week), City of Rochester / Monroe County Library System

Key Responsibilities:

Minimum Qualifications:

Special Requirements:

Hours: 20 hrs. per week; Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, occasional Saturday.

Salary: $20.91 to $23.89 per hour

INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants should respond in writing, by submitting an application to the Rochester Public Library, Personnel Office, 115 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14604 by Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

Posted 2/13

Assistant Director, SUNY Oswego

The State University of New York at Oswego is looking to fill the position of Assistant Director at Penfield Library. The Assistant Director will serve as part of the core administrative team, as well as overseeing reference and instruction services.  This is a tenure track faculty position.

Penfield Library offers a highly collegial environment and has a strong commitment to diversity and social justice. We hope you will consider joining our team!   

For more information about this position, please visit:
If you have any questions, please contact the search committee chair, Lynne Rhys (

Posted 2-13

Adult Education Coordinator, Hartford Public Library (CT)

The Adult Education Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, oversight, and evaluation of adult basic education, with primary focus on ESL (English as a Second Language) and Citizenship instructional services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to scheduling, outreach, assessment and testing, staff/volunteer training, and other instruction. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

About Hartford:
Hartford the capital of Connecticut is home to the nation’s oldest public art museum and oldest Public Park.  The City is proud of its innovative iQuilt project, a culture-based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford—a compact historic district with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations (including the Library) accessible through a pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the Capitol to the Connecticut River waterfront. The City’s goals include a more walkable, sustainable, and welcoming downtown, an improved cultural network, and a stronger economy and workforce. Hartford is a city of 17 diverse neighborhoods—each one possessing its own history, diverse cultures and distinct architectural charm, which makes Hartford a premier destination to live, work, play and raise a family.

Education Planning/Support and Instruction
•    Plans and implements adult basic education (English as a Second Language and Citizenship education) in accordance with library, funding, and partnership guidelines. Assures appropriate curriculum is in place including integration of library resources/services, technology, contextual experiences, field trips, guest speakers, etc. Proposes instructional staffing requirements, schedule of classes, space, and other logistics that align to classes.
•    Coordinates all outreach, recruitment, enrollment and retention activities. Register and administers pre and post-test adult literacy students and document progress; provide educational support material and recommend library related programs; make referrals to outside agencies. Monitors student attendance, identifies student barriers and develops and implements retention strategies. Prepares and processes instructional consultant contracts; obtains and processes invoices and coordinates related issues with Human Resources and/or Finance.
•    Through group or individual instruction, designs and implements workshops and informational sessions which optimize the use of library technologies and online courses, for career development and personal growth, both for internal and external customers. Includes developing user guidelines and visual aids; digital and print.
Supervision and Data Collection
•    Provides oversight for teachers and other instructional staff (volunteers, contractors and interns); monitors performance and assures instruction adheres to curriculum guidelines. Orients teaching staff to library procedures and instructional resources, as appropriate.
•    Collects and maintains records as required Responsible for timely and accurate data collection including enrollment, attendance, testing results, retention rates, instructor evaluations, and other programming data required by funding guidelines, input and monthly reporting; maintains and updates accurate program and other work related records.

•    Bachelor's Degree in Education required.
•    TESOL or ESL Certification.
•    Degree/Certification can be in process.
•    Two years demonstrated experience in the instructional use of technology is required.
•    A minimum of two years of experience teaching adults English as a Second language
•    Minimum of one year's experience overseeing contracted instructional staff, interns, and/or volunteers.
•    Demonstrated knowledge of adult basic education - theory, practice and assessment.

•    Master’s Degree in Education or Library Science preferred.
•    Previous Library experience highly desirable.
•    Second language skills preferred.

To start the application process, log onto the Hartford Public Library website for the link to apply online. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application, attach a cover letter, and resume.

Posted 2/4

Integrated Library System and Website Administrator, North Country Library System

The North Country Library System (NCLS) is located along the Black River in Watertown, NY. Our mission is to support local libraries and the communities they serve to maximize sharing, creativity, and innovation and improve the lives of North Country residents at home, at work, at school and at play. We do that by providing shared resources and services to 65 member libraries across Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. NCLS has an opening for an Integrated Library System and Website Administrator to manage our regional library catalog and system web presence. The ILS and Website Administrator:

Required qualifications: MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited institution or AAS/BS and 4-6 years of library technology experience. Experience managing library catalog systems and web platforms.

Desired qualifications: Experience with Sirsi/Dynix. Familiarity with circulation, cataloging and acquisitions workflows. Experience writing and running a variety of system reports. Practical familiarity with cataloging and metadata structures and relevant tools for data manipulation. Strong written/oral communication skills including the ability to present complex technical issues to internal and external colleagues and end users who possess varying degrees of technical experience. Demonstrated experience with Drupal and/or WordPress platforms.

Annual Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $50,000-$60,000 based on experience plus generous benefits package that includes membership in the NYS Employee Retirement Plan; supplemental insurance options.

About NCLS
The North Country Library System (NCLS) is one of 23 public library systems in New York State. NCLS is a cooperative system, providing support and consultation to 65 public libraries in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties. The NCLS Board of Trustees has nine members: two representatives from each of the four counties and one from the Central or Co-Central Libraries. NCLS is guided and governed by New York State Education Law, Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and its bylaws. NCLS is an AA/EEO Employer. NCLS has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to Open until filled, review of applications will begin February 18, 2020. For more information and to access the application please go to:

Posted 2-3

Librarian II (Accessibility Services), Full-Time , Buffalo & Erie County Public Library – Central Library

Sample Work Activities:

Minimum Qualifications:

Eligibility to accept a provisional1 appointment:

    A Master’s degree from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the New York State Education Department and 2 subsequent years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing; and
    At least 6 months of work experience in working with individuals with disabilities, or in health or human services, or prior experience working with the Americans with Disabilities Act or related laws.

(1)This is a competitive position - the successful candidate must achieve a reachable score on the upcoming Civil Service Exam for this title to remain in the position.

Specific Requirements:

Hours of Work:

Various – Days, Evenings, and Weekends (40 hours/week)

Salary: $48,094 to start

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by February 17, 2020:

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.

Posted 2-3

Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services

Mount Saint Mary College seeks an innovative, dynamic, and self-motivated individual to join a collaborative and collegial team of library faculty and support staff committed to the continuous improvement of library resources and services.  Position reports to the Director of the Library.  

Leads a staff of three in the delivery of front-line library services: circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserves, stacks maintenance, and student staff management.  Sets policy for, implements innovations in, and assesses the quality and effectiveness of all access services areas.  Mediates difficult circulation problems with library users.  Develops and maintains web pages that support access services.  Develops the library schedule throughout the year.

As liaison to designated academic programs, teaches information literacy sessions, selects library materials, and conducts research consultations within these disciplines.  Serves as instruction team member in First Year Experience program.  Provides general reference service.

Promotes and publicizes library resources, services, and events through the library web page, social media, digital signage, email, and print.  Creates marketing materials independently and in conjunction with the MSMC Marketing Department.  Collaborates with faculty and staff across campus and within the library to plan and carry out diverse events relevant to MSMC academic programs.  Coordinates the library’s overall web site and social media efforts, as well as its digital signage and room reservations systems.  Conducts website usability testing.

Collaborates with Residence Life on educational and cultural programming.  Works with Admissions, as primary library contact, for open house, library tours, and student/parent orientations.  Responsible for exhibits and displays within the library.

Required Qualifications

·        Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program.

·        Knowledge of access services functions.

·        Experience teaching information literacy skills and familiarity with the ACRL information literacy framework.

·        Demonstrated proficiency with desktop publishing/graphics software (minimally MS Publisher) to create marketing materials.

·        Experience in creating or maintaining web site content.

·        Demonstrated public relations and promotional ability.

·        Personable and outgoing demeanor, a “people person,” able to establish a quick rapport with students and faculty.

·        Familiarity with emerging technologies and trends in higher education.

·        Strong technology skills and the ability to adapt to changing technological environments.

·        Excellent written and oral communication skills.

·       Ability to work independently and collaboratively with library faculty and support staff, as well as the greater campus community, and to show initiative in fulfilling responsibilities.

·        Effective organizational and project management skills.

·        Flexibility in covering reference desk and instruction schedules.

·        Demonstrated supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

·        Knowledge of the III Sierra integrated library system.

·        Experience in providing academic reference service.

·        Knowledge of website usability testing.

·        Experience in developing a social media presence for professional purposes

·        Knowledge of collection development tools, techniques, and strategies.


This is a 12-month, tenure-track position.  To earn promotion and tenure, library faculty must meet performance expectations for teaching effectiveness, research and scholarship, and service to college and community.  Competitive benefits package including four weeks’ vacation and MSMC tuition benefits.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center at Mount Saint Mary College

The Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center is a user-centered organization of six librarians and seven support staff whose focus is connecting students and faculty with information and ideas.  Teaching and personal service are central to the library mission, along with a commitment to student learning and success.  Kaplan Library boasts a beautifully designed space that offers convenient access to collections along with a wide variety of workspace options.  Read the library mission statement.

Mount Saint Mary College is an independent liberal arts institution with a rich Catholic Dominican tradition.  Located in the scenic Hudson Valley, about 60 miles north of New York City, the campus occupies a beautiful spot overlooking the Hudson River. The college enrolls approximately 2,200 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students and offers bachelor and master degree programs in nursing, business, education, social services, communication and media, the liberal arts, and more.  Read more about the college.

MSMC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to a diverse campus community.


Please submit a letter of application, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references via the MSMC Online Application System.  Include in your letter a brief statement of your philosophy of academic librarianship, referring to the areas of specialization required in this position.

Review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. 

Posted 1-9-20 (60)